Los Angeles | February

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For this month's Los Angeles round-up, the selections range from art exhibitions which aim to challenge our thinking culturally and politically, to more whimsical photography and a playful product line of lamps that look like they might come to life! Also highlighted is a nearly three decade old architecture firm which still pushes the boundaries, and an artist whose work has been influential in the Southern California art world since the 1960's.


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Leah Ring

Los Angeles

February 10, 2017

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Hayley Eichenbaum

Hayley Eichenbaum is an LA based photographer whose colorful, geometric images are cinematic in character, portraying scenes that Eichenbaum has captured during several road trips on the iconic Route 66 highway. Using architectural geometry, bright colors and carefully considered skyscapes, Eichenbaum creates images that are both captivating and mysterious, with viewers left to consider the story that is being told on the other side of the lens. 




Entler is the Echo Park based studio of Jonathan Entler, who creates cast stoneware lamps in unique forms that are reminiscent of a submarine periscope or an imaginary creature. The collection features table and ceiling-mount lamps in a variety of matte and glossy finishes and a range of colors, and can be purchased through Entler's site or at Lawson Fenning.




Beloved avant-garde French retailer Leclaireur opened their first stateside outpost in West Hollywood last fall, leveraging their reputation as fashion taste makers to push this newest location in a different direction focused on the residential retail experience. Situated in a chateau-inspired building on Robertson, the store has two levels of impeccably decorated showroom space focused on fine furniture and decorative arts ranging from Ado Chale and Piero Fornasetti to more contemporary designers like Zaha Hadid and Lindsey Adelman. 



Larry Bell

Larry Bell is a contemporary American artist associated with the Light and Space movement and most commonly recognized for his minimal sculptures. Bell came to Venice Beach in 1959 after graduating from art school and, while he now resides in New Mexico, he still maintains a studio in Venice. His work is often on view in Southern California galleries, including a current exhibition at LA Louver gallery titled "Charles Garabedian and his contemporaries."



Marmol Radziner

Marmol Radziner is an award winning design-build architecture and construction firm that has completed an array of notable projects including the renovation of Richard Neutra's Kaufmann House in Palm Springs, along with many other gorgeous modernist homes designed from the ground up. The firm was founded in 1989 and offers a wide range of services, including architectural design, landscape design, interior design, furniture design and jewelry design. 


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Hannah Whitaker

Hannah Whitaker's solo show "Live Agent" is currently on view at M+B Gallery through March 11th. The exhibition features a series of photographs that Whitaker created through a complex process of in-camera masking and layered exposures, some photographic images involving up to 30 exposures and weeks of shooting to complete. Whitaker's work, created through a very analog process, is evocative of the graphic simplicity of early digital imaging software and creates an interesting commentary on our increasingly digitized visual culture.

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Jason Rhoades - Installations 1994-2006

Opening Saturday February 18th, Hauser Wirth will be presenting an exhibition titled Jason Rhoades - Installations 1994-2006." The first major Los Angeles exhibition of the artists' often politically charged, maximalist work, the show will feature six installations created throughout the course of Rhoades' career, all of which he spent in Los Angeles until his untimely death in 2006. The exhibition is on display through May 21st. 

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Thomas Houseago

Currently on view at Gasogian Gallery is "The Ridge," an exhibition featuring sculptures and paintings by artist Thomas Houseago. Large abstract, geometric sculptures in white plaster evoke the feeling of an ancient ruins, while his series of black oil paintings offer a somewhat haunting interpretation of the human form. On view through February 16th so be sure to get there while you still can!

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